David Hoflin

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David Hoflin
Born (1979-02-25) 25 February 1979 (age 35)
Stockholm, Sweden
Occupation Actor
Years active 1988 – present
Spouse(s) Natalie Blair (m. 2013)

David Hoflin (/ˈdɑːvɨd/; born 25 February 1979)[1] is a Swedish-born Australian actor. He is most famous for playing Jason Bates in Ocean Girl between 1994 and 1998, and Oliver Barnes in Neighbours between 2007 and 2008.


He has appeared in TV shows such as Ocean Girl, Head Start, A Country Practice, McLeod's Daughters, Eugenie Sandler P.I., State Coroner, The Lost World.

Hoflin was ten when he starred in his first role alongside Meryl Streep and Sam Neill in Evil Angels (released as A Cry in the Dark outside of Australia and New Zealand),[2] a film about the famous tragic case where a dingo stole baby Azaria Chamberlain from her tent at Ayers Rock.

In the Australian medical drama All Saints, he played a character named Kieran who had become heavily intoxicated with alcohol at a rave and subsequently passed out and neglected his younger sister, who was later raped by his friend Lewis.

In Ocean Girl, he played one of the lead male characters. The romantic chemistry between his character and that of Marzena Godecki's character, Neri is one of the central themes of the series.

Hoflin joined Neighbours in 2007 as Oliver Barnes. He received the job without auditioning after Christian Clark quit with immediate effect.[3] He filmed his last scenes on 6 May 2008, the same day as fellow cast member Daniel O'Connor.[4] Hoflin returned to Neighbours in April 2011 for a two week guest stint.[5]

Hoflin joined the cast of Alcatraz in 2012.[6] He plays Thomas "Tommy" Madsen, a supposedly deceased, former Alcatraz inmate who disappeared in 1963. He is Rebecca Madsen's grandfather. In 2013 he was also seen on Touch and on Season 8, Episode 20 of Criminal Minds. In 2014 he appears in Crossbones.

Personal life[edit]

Hoflin was born in Stockholm, Sweden[1] and has a sister called Emma.

Hoflin began a relationship with his Neighbours co-star Natalie Blair in 2008.[7] The pair currently live together in Los Angeles.[8] On 10 March 2012, Fiona Byrne of the Herald Sun reported the couple were engaged.[9] They married in Warburton on 4 January 2013.[10]


Year Title Role Notes
1988 Evil Angels Aidan, 8 years
1989 Celia Boy with the rabbit
1990 Breakaway Geoffrey
1990 Death in Brunswick Dave's Boy
2003 Swimming Upstream Harold Fingleton, Jr.
2006 Stranded Cam
Year Title Role Notes
1991 Flying Doctors, TheThe Flying Doctors James Episode: "A little Miracle"
1992 Good Vibrations Donovan TV miniseries
1994 Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left Bindy (voice) Episode: "Qwrk Lands on His Feet"
1994 Law of the Land Joe Rankin Episode: "The Last Run"
1994-1997 Ocean Girl Jason Bates Main role (78 episodes)
1998 State Coroner Andy Riordan Episode: "Watershed"
2000 Flipper Robie Episode: "The Inquiry"
2000 Lost World, TheThe Lost World' Gideon Episode: "The Chosen One"
2000 Eugénie Sandler P.I. Peter Mitchell Episode: "1.3"
Episode: "1.4"
2001 Head Start Patrick Gormley 36 episodes
2002 All Saints Keiran Sharkey Episode: "M for Memory"
2004 Blue Heelers Scott Drummond Episode: "Running Scared"
2004 McLeod's Daughters Paul Kendall Episode: "Every Breath You Take"
Episode: "My Brother's Keeper"
2007-2008 Neighbours Oliver Barnes Recurring role (203 episodes)
2010 Big Love First Son Episode: "Blood Atonement"
2010 NCIS: Los Angeles Former Navy Lt. Lance Talbot Episode: "Disorder"
2011 Love Begins Jake Weller TV film
2011 Neighbours Oliver Barnes 2 episodes
2011 RCVR Lohman Episode: "Little Green Men"
2012 Alcatraz Tommy Madsen 8 episodes
2012 Beauty Inside, TheThe Beauty Inside Alex #9 Episode: "Hello My Name Is Alex"
2012 Major Crimes Special Agent Goodwin Episode: "Long Shot"
2012 NCIS Randall J. Kersey Episode: "Shell Shock: Parts 1 & 2"
2013 Criminal Minds Chad Dumont Episode: "Alchemy"
2013 Touch William Norburg Episode: "Enemy of My Enemy"
Episode: "Reunion"
Episode: "Fight or Flight"
Episode: "Leviathan"
2014 Crossbones Charles Rider 9 episodes


  1. ^ a b "David Hoflin Bio". TV.com. Retrieved 11 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "A Cry in the Dark (1988) - Release dates". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2012-06-15. 
  3. ^ "Moving in!". TV Week. Ninemsn. Retrieved 8 June 2010. 
  4. ^ "Dan and David's Last Day". Neighbours.com. Australia: Network Ten. Retrieved 11 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "Homecoming for Neighbours faves". Holy Soap. Channel Five. Retrieved 27 September 2010. 
  6. ^ Byrne, Fiona (10 March 2012). "Old castmates are more than just good Neighbours". Herald Sun (The Herald and Weekly Times). Retrieved 2 April 2012. 
  7. ^ http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/sunday-heraldsun/blairs-bound-for-europe/story-e6frf92x-1111116764128
  8. ^ http://neighbours.com.au/Carmella-and-Oliver-Come-Home.htm
  9. ^ Byrne, Fiona (10 March 2012). "Old castmates are more than just good Neighbours". Herald Sun (The Herald and Weekly Times). Retrieved 2 April 2012. 
  10. ^ "Blair hitch project". Herald Sun (The Herald and Weekly Times). 18 January 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 

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